Robbing Kashmir’s Green Gold

Robbing Kashmir’s Green Gold

As citizens we too have responsibility not to violate the scenic beauty of our forests I don’t think it is judicious to blame Gulmarg-Sonamarg development authorities or the administration alone but we must look beyond the government authorities as we...
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From Babri to Taj, Hindutva Fights History

From Babri to Taj, Hindutva Fights History

One of the many outlandish ideas that had apparently been doing the rounds in the run up to the Partition included the demand to move the iconic Taj Mahal to the promised land of Pakistan. Thankfully, no one took that...
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Demonetisation Drive: A colossal mismanagement

Demonetisation Drive: A colossal mismanagement

The perennial question about demonetisation is whether it helped to solve the conundrum of black economy, ostensibly, the first goal-post of the unprecedented move proclaimed by the government. The rhetoric of the government boasted to break new frontiers in e...
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Legacy of Jashn e Kashmir left by Late GM Bakshi inherited till date

Legacy of Jashn e Kashmir left by Late GM Bakshi inherited till date

Art and culture are interlinked. Art flows from vast ocean of culture. In a broader sense, art which forms part of culture of any society encompasses within it varied disciplines of music, dance, poetry, drama, photography, prose, painting, sculpture &...
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Facebook journalism in Kashmir

Facebook journalism in Kashmir

It is total chaos. Rumors push the panic button and we end up buying these fake stories from their stores. Neither they are professional nor reasonable, yet we trust them blindly. We blame them for sprouting the seeds of rumours,...
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Braid Chopping: A political ploy

Braid Chopping: A political ploy

In past few weeks, strange and shocking incidents of chopping the braids of women have been reported in south Kashmir. Till date, more than 17 of these tragic incidents are said to have occurred at many places across south Kashmir,...
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Earthquake threat in Kashmir is Real

Earthquake threat in Kashmir is Real

Whenever a major earthquake hits any part of the planet Earth it always sends panic waves, and this has been going on for centuries. Jammu and Kashmir is one of the tectonic hotspots that has always been in news. The...
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The demon called Ikhwan

The demon called Ikhwan

Writhing in pain he shouted for help but none dared to turn up Brothers form a close knit bond. Brothers share unrequited affection. Brothers love beyond imagination. I lost my brother. We struggle to live and ultimately die. The grief...
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Songs of the wounded

Songs of the wounded

Twenty five years of terror, alienation, exile. Kashmir’s art echoes the rage. And is now demanding a stage to vent it. The Srinagar Biennale will be a first step. Come butcher, sing me a song For I am waiting for...
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Why BJP’s opposition to Article 35A has merit

Why BJP’s opposition to Article 35A has merit

With the Supreme Court indicating that the constitutionality of Article 35A would be examined by a constitution bench of five judges, it provides an opportunity to approach this issue, as also Article 370, from a legal perspective, removed from the...
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